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Pine Martens

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Series: The British Natural History Collection Volume: 8

By: Johnny Birks(Author), Anthony JF Griffiths(Illustrator), Terry Whittaker(Illustrator)

210 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations, tables

Whittet Books

Hardback | Dec 2017 | #238803 | ISBN-13: 9781873580325
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £15.99 $21/€18 approx

About this book

After a close brush with extinction, the pine marten is making the headlines as it recovers its numbers in Britain and Ireland. It is time for renowned pine marten expert and enthusiast Johnny Birks to reacquaint us with this enchanting mammal. Time, too, to appreciate the pine marten's impish charms and find ways to cope with its mischief in intelligent ways that sustain its populations, instead of following our ancestors' destructive path.

In his entertainingly light-hearted style Johnny describes in detail what is now known about pine marten ecology and behaviour in Britain and Ireland, and offers some continental insights from further east in the pine marten's range. He explores the different forces driving the pine marten's decline and recent recovery; and considers the conflicts that now test the tolerance of those who live with pine martens once more. This reveals a gulf between those willing to seek sustainable and legal solutions to the inevitable challenges, and those who persist in tackling threats to poultry and game in old-fashioned ways. Nevertheless, there are heart-warming tales of people's recent encounters and interactions with pine martens as they re-populate their former haunts.


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Biography

Johnny Birks has been beguiled by pine martens since his teens. After research and survey work on other mustelids, and a spell working for the Nature Conservancy Council and English Nature, a job with the Vincent Wildlife Trust gave him the chance to work on his favourite mammal. He now works for Swift Ecology and continues to visit Scotland each year to study pine martens. This book follows Polecats, also written by Johnny and published as the fifth volume in this series.

The text is illustrated with drawings and cartoons by Antony Griffiths and features a gallery of extraordinary images by renowned wildlife photographer Terry Whittaker.

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